User Review: Black Diamond Ultra Distance
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $149
A great product — seriously light and very comfortable to use. Quick deployment and small enough to stow out of sight.
- Ease of deployment
- Comfortable grip
- Comfortable strap
- Lack of shock absorption makes extended walking on concrete not so good
I've hiked with these poles for about 550 miles (900km) on a range of terrain - deep mud, dirt trails, well formed tracks, city streets and rocky paths. The poles were sensational and on very many days I was very thankful for them.
They are so lightweight that you are shocked when you pick them up and they fold down so small that they stash in any pack - even a small one. I found this useful when staying at places that insisted that poles be left in a communal pole bin away from sleeping quarters.
These poles folded small enough for them to be in my pack and I could keep them with me. I found the fixed length of no concern (I hadn't used fixed length poles before) and found they were comfortable and I didn't even need to use the lower part of the grip on steep uphill climbs (two mountain ranges were crossed in the 500 mile journey).
I found these to be great poles and have bought a pair as a gift for a friend I was so impressed.